These features made cars better back in the day, and we want them back!


10.) Hidden Gas Fillers

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What can you do about the lack of hidden fillers? Get a five-door Focus and start showing off!

Suggested By: atrombs, Photo Credit: allenthepostman


9.) Roll Down Tailgate Windows

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If Toyota could do it, so can others!

Suggested By: JocksNiche, Photo Credit: JKelly028


8.) Gated Shifters

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Modern manuals are accurate enough to make sure you don't miss those gears, but these cost almost nothing and make all the difference.


7.) Wild Interior Colors

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Cadillac's latest interiors are getting really nice, but they should look back a bit and accept that this is the way to do it. And how about...

Suggested By: Grand Moff Talkin', Photo Credit: That Hartford Guy


6.) Disappearing Power Tailgate

We can have power everything nowadays. So why not this?

Suggested By: Captain Pedantic, AWAY!


5.) Hand Crank Sunroof

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Simple, light, efficient, reliable. Clever.

Suggested By: ColdSlaw, Photo Credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik

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4.) Body Side Moldings

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They served a purpose and made no harm. Just ask this guy!

Suggested By: Takuro Spirit - TRANS cAMry, Photo Credit: The Swedish Seal


3.) Vent Windows

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The fact is that these could make a comeback even in the age of our super safe A-pillars. A switched off A/C safes lots of fuel.

Suggested By: JohnnyWasASchoolBoy, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


2.) Rebuildable Parts

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It's not just that it's so much easier and cheaper to mass-produce parts that never can be fixed. Here's a story on why a rebuildable alternator was a great idea even if car makers want you to buy a whole new part now every time some small replaceable part wears out.

Also, having a car that you yourself fix makes you feel better.

Suggested By: Coonanner, Photo Credit: eflon


1.) Pop Up Headlamps

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Aerodynamics and pedestrian safety? I DON'T CARE. Pop up headlights are my heroin, and I'm sorry to fail you again, holy logic!

Suggested By: RazoE, Photo Credit: Marc9146

Welcome back to Answers of the Day - our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!

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